Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November every single year, but somehow, we never realize until it’s too late that our cabinets are missing a certain cooking appliance. (Don’t do this with Christmas or Hanukkah this year. Get your last-minute gifts sorted out now. We’re begging you.)
Whether you found out that yes, you have to take a dish to Friendsgiving this year, or you just decided that you want to do all-potato Thanksgiving, a stand mixer offers help with side dish options from mashed potatoes, to stuffing, to pumpkin pie.
Stand mixers from KitchenAid, Farberware, and Sunbeam are on sale as part of Walmart’s pre-Black Friday deals that were just released on Nov. 22. More importantly, all of these models are eligible for free two-day delivery (or next-day delivery if you’re really desperate), guaranteeing that you’ll have it before Thanksgiving.
Finding a KitchenAid mixer for less than $200 isn’t a regular occurrence, and this price likely won’t drop by more than $10 or $15 more on Black Friday. The KitchenAid Classic Series is the smallest (cutest) variation in the collection, but its 4.5-quart bowl can still handle six dozen cookies. From mashed potatoes, to homemade rolls, to desserts, the 10 speeds and 12 attachments can lend a hand.
If you won’t be using your stand mixer outside of special occasions, you can save an extra $100 and grab this 4.7-quart stand mixer from Farberware for $99. This budget mixer still affords six speeds and a 600-watt motor that’s powerful enough to whip dough and blend ingredients. Plus, that gun metal coloring is so industrial chic.
This mini 3-quart stand mixer from Sunbeam is ideal for anyone who will be traveling and cooking at someone else’s house (or anyone who’s hosting Friendsgiving in a tiny NYC apartment with no counter space). As small as it is, its five speeds can tear through thick batters and comes with a pair of dough hooks. It can also be converted into a hand mixer.